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Long seen as the gateway to Africa, Morocco is more than just a country that sits of the northern edge of the African continent. With its unique blend of European influences with Arabic and aboriginal Berber cultures, Morocco is a good place to see varied cultural heritages through its architecture and the locals’ way of life.
MOROCCO – 360 Virtual Tour
Country Code: +212
Time Zone: GMT +1 hours (7 hours behind Singapore)
Peak Travel Period: Feb – May
Four Seasons: Yes
Currency: Moroccan Dirham, MAD (DH)
Tap water: Unsafe to drink
AC Socket Type: Types C & E – 220V 50Hz
Languages: Standard Arabic, Berber, Moroccan Arabic, and French
While the younger generation of Moroccans do understand English, most Moroccans do not speak a word of it. In fact, you’ll have a better chance finding someone who understands you speaking French. Here are some Moroccan Arabic (Darija) phrases that will ease your communication with the locals.
- Hello/Greetings – Assalamu Alaikum / Salam
- Response to the above greeting – Wa-alaikum salam
- Thank you – Choukran
- Please – Afak
- Sorry – Smahli
- Yes/Ok – Wakha
- No – La
- Goodbye – Bislama